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    Report: Fisker to launch production Karma Surf wagon at Paris salon in September

    Although the split front grille may not be to everyone's liking, by and large the overall shape of the Fisker Karma is what defines it as much as its hybrid propulsion system. The trouble is, packaging two powertrains into one lithe shape penned by the same designer behind the Aston Martin V8 ...

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    Paris 2010: Formulec EF01 presages electric Formula racing

    Formulec EF01 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If the future of Formula racing is electric, it could look a lot like the Formulec EF01 that's just been revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Constructed in a two-and-a-half-year period with a number of quality partners pursuing ...

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    Paris 2010: 2011 Venturi Fétish is faster, sexier, more production

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    Appearing on the stand alongside the awesome Venturi America at the 2010 Paris Motor Show was an updated Fétish. While it retains a lot of similarities to the original, it has a fresh fascia, a new rear spoiler and a ...

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    Paris 2010: Is the Venturi America EV Dune Buggy another awesome EV we'll never see?

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    Venturi was last seen in America a couple of months ago, blasting across the white crystals at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the guise of the Buckeye Bullet. At the Paris Motor Show, the Monegasque company revealed a ...

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    Paris 2010: Saab 9-3 ePower signals the Swedes' way forward

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    Unlike so many other electric vehicles introduced at the Paris Motor Show – and throughout the year – the Saab 9-3 ePower doesn't look like its vanity plate should read "Buck Rogers" and it isn't powered by dark matter or ...

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    Ford tells Paris C-Max hybrid, plug-in will arrive in 2013

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    We've long been jealous of the frugal diesel vehicles that American (and other) automakers make available in the European market but not in the U.S., but Ford has the ability to send our envy-o-meters into the red by hyping something ...

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    Paris 2010: Renault Dezir concept is wild, twisted beauty

    Renault Dezir concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Don't let anyone tell you that Renault can't do a concept car. The French manufacturer pulled the sheets back on its all-electric Dezir at this year's Paris Motor Show, and the concept is as sexy as it is absurd. Designers took ...

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    Paris 2010: Mini Scooter E Concept can whisk us away any day

    Mini Scooter E concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Squaring off, in a way, against the escooter that Smart unveiled yesterday at the Paris Motor Show, is Mini's entry in the fanciful all-electric scooter category, the Scooter E. There are more differences here than just where ...

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    Paris 2010: Seat Ibe concept, the zero-emissions sports coupe of the future

    Seat Ibe concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    By unveiling the Ibe all-electric sports coupe concept at the Paris Motor Show, automaker Seat showed that it's about ready to go toe-to-toe with some of the big dogs in the world of dreamy battery-powered machines. The low-slung ...

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    Paris 2010: Smart escooter and ebike roll in

    Smart escooter concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Envision a Smart fortwo after some extensive reworking. Start by lopping off the body, dropping two wheels, slicing it down to the bare essentials required for urban mobility and then electrify it. Once you do all this, you ...

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    Paris 2010: Exagon Motors Furtive eGT range-extended EV looks better in person

    Exagon Furtive e-GT – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Exagon Motors hasn't often appeared in these pages – the company built some electric ice racers last year – and so yesterday's announcement of the Furtive e-GT extended-range/all-electric sports car caught us by ...

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    Diesel-powered Jeep Wrangler with start/stop unveiled for Europe. Where's the love?

    Euro-spec 2011 Jeep Wrangler – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here in the United States, we're constantly pining for the foreign versions of some of our favorite vehicles. Get ready to add another one to the never-ending list – the 2011 Jeep Wrangler. Jeep is set to unveil a ...

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    Paris Preview: Skoda reveals ultra-efficient second-gen Greenline models

    Skoda Superb GreenLine – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Skoda Auto, owned by the VW group, will introduce its second-generation GreenLine cars at the Paris Motor Show just days from now. Like the first-gen GreenLine models, Skoda's second-gen offerings will focus on incorporating ...

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    Paris Preview: Exagon Furtive e-GT is a range-extended super-electric coupe [w/video]

    Exagon Furtive e-GT – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Born of Exagon Engineering, constructor of many a race car (including the eight ice-melting machines that contested the Trophée Andros Electrique last season), Exagon Motors has uncloaked a new street machine for a ...

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    Paris Preview: BMW 7-Series ActiveHybrid

    After revealing the new generation 7-series earlier this summer, BMW will be showing off the full lineup at the Paris Motor Show including the hybrid version. We knew a 7-series hybrid was coming soon but it had been thought the 7 would use the same Two-Mode hybrid system that will go into the X6. ...

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    Paris Preview: Joule from Optimal Energy sure to dazzle

    Optimal Energy is the latest company to announce that they are unveiling a new electric car at the Paris Motor Show this year and it's one that should definitely impress. Coming all the way from South Africa, the Joule may very well be the world's most practical electric car to date as well as one ...

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    Paris Preview: 4-door Audi A1 concept expected to debut

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    After showing the A1 Metroproject concept at last year's Tokyo Motor Show, Audi is reportedly planning to reveal a four-door variant in Paris next month. The production version of the A1 will go into production in 2009 at an Audi factory in Brussels, Belgium. Audi will ...

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    Paris Preview: Venturi and Michelin to unveil electric vehicle collaboration

    This year's edition of the Paris Motor Show is shaping up to be quite a collection of ecological innovation, ranging from the presently practical to the futuristically fanciful. The just-announced vehicular offspring from a Michelin and Venturi collaboration is bound to fall into the later ...

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    Paris Preview: Renault Ondelios diesel hybrid crossover, 52.3 mpg

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    Renault is taking the wraps off a new diesel hybrid crossover at the Paris Motor Show next month. The gull-winged Ondelios is described by Renault as an "environmentally friendly long-haul journey." The nearly 16 ft-long, three-row six-seater has an ...

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    Paris Preview: Mazda introducing new, smarter Smart Idle Stop System

    Automatic start-stop systems for engines are becoming increasingly common on vehicles in Europe. However, these systems typically use the conventional starter motor to re-start the engines after a stop. This can result in slow re-starts and additional load on the starter. Mazda has devised a new ...


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